The Real Double Down!

My wife has referred to me as “Conspiracy Brother” on more than one occasion. This may be because I instinctively see through the surface features of things. Here seems to be another instance that has sparked my curiosity. So answer this for me. What is the deal with the latest KFC Item: “The Double Down”


The Double Down

Here is the description: The new KFC Double Down sandwich is real! This one-of-a-kind sandwich features two thick and juicy boneless white meat chicken filets (Original Recipe® or Grilled), two pieces of bacon, two melted slices of Monterey Jack and pepper jack cheese and Colonel’s Sauce. This product is so meaty, there’s no room for a bun!

I decided to take a look at the nutrition facts. (You can always find this information on the web site) Here is what I found. One Sandwich contains:

  • Calories 540
  • Fat (g) 32
  • Sodium (mg) 1380

If we take a closer look it will reveal that based on a 2,000 calorie diet this sandwich will contain more than

25% of daily calories

50% of daily fat intake

50% of daily sodium intake

This thing is basically a cardiac event waiting to happen. In other words it’s a heart attack wrapped in wax paper. How could someone sell this in good conscience?

A recent news report on ABC may have the answer:

“Companies providing life and health insurance owned $1.9 billion worth of stock in the fast-food industry as of June 11, 2009, researchers reported online in the American Journal of Public Health. “

So how could it be that companies seemingly concerned about public health would make considerable investments in things that have been shown to be detrimental to that end?

The answer is JOB SECURITY. The more ailments that people acquire from poor lifestyle choices the greater medical billing occurs. The result is more money in the pockets of the insurance companies. The real double down is these companies acquiring wealth from both ends.

If I am “Conspiracy Brother” then maybe I am looking into this too deeply. What do you think?

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